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Kejriwal urges PM to restrict flights from Omicron hit countries

30/11/2021 at 8:40 PM

New Delhi, Nov 30: Amid the rising concern of the new variant of the Coronavirus, Omicron, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop flights from countries hit by the Omicron.

“Many countries have stopped incoming flights from Omicron-affected countries. Why are we delaying? Even in the first wave, we had delayed stopping foreign flights. Most of the foreign flights come to Delhi, Delhi gets affected the most. PM sahib please stop flights immediately,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

Earlier on Sunday, Kejriwal had also written a letter to PM Modi in this connection.

“Our country has fought a tough fight against Corona for the last one and half years. We should do everything possible to prevent the new variant of concern from entering India,” he said in his letter.”We should do everything possible to prevent the new variant of concern, recently recognised by WHO, from entering India.

A number of countries, including the European Union (EU), have suspended travel to the affected regions. I urge you to stop flights from these regions with immediate effect. Any delay in this regard may prove fatal if Omnicorn infected ones enters India,” he added.

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